Effi Briest PDF/EPUB ↠ Hardcover
- 502 pages
- Effi Briest
- Theodor Fontane
- 10 December 2015 Theodor Fontane
★ Effi Briest PDF / Epub ✪ Author Theodor Fontane – Thomashillier.co.uk Telling the tragic tale of a socially advantageous but emotionally ruinous match Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest is translated from the German by Hugh Rorrison with an introduction by Helen Chambers in Telling the tragic tale of a socially advantageous but emotionally ruinous match Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest is translated from the German by Hugh Rorrison with an introduction by Helen Chambers in Penguin ClassicsUnworldly young Effi Briest is married off to Baron von Innstetten an austere and ambitious civil servant twice her age who has little time for his new wife Isolated and bored Effi finds comfort and distraction in a brief liaison with Major Crampas a married man with a dangerous reputation But years later when Effi has almost forgotten her affair the secret returns to haunt her with fatal conseuences In taut ironic prose Fontane depicts a world where sexuality and the will to enjoy life are stifled by vain pretences of civilization and the obligations of circumstance Considered to be his greatest novel this is a humane unsentimental portrait of a young woman torn between her duties as a wife and mother and the instincts of her heartHugh Rorrison's clear modern translation is accompanied by an introduction by Helen Chambers which compares Effi with other literary heroines such as Emma Bovary and Anna KareninaTheodor Fontane was a German novelist and potitical reporter Along with Effi Briest Fontane is remembered for Frau Jenny Treibel an ironic criticism of middle class hypocrisy and small mindednessIf you enjoyed Effi Briest you may like Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina also available in Penguin Classics'I have been haunted by it as I am by those novels that seem to do than they say to induce strong emotions that can't uite be accounted for' Hermione Lee Sunday Times.